ChangeThis: Issue 115
March 12, 2014
The Smart People Manifesto: How to Get Our Nation’s Top Graduates to Build Things by Andrew Yang “Our smart people are doing the wrong things. If we can get them to do the right things it will transform the country. We need more jobs, new enterprises and a resurgent culture of innovation in the U.
"Our smart people are doing the wrong things. If we can get them to do the right things it will transform the country. We need more jobs, new enterprises and a resurgent culture of innovation in the U.S. The question is—how can we encourage our top people to take risks and build new things?"
"We are Corporate Idealists. ... Are we delusional or realistic? Are we changing the way that business is done or tinkering at the margins? Terrified of the risks or excited by the opportunities? Is our love of big business justified or misguided? Yes. This is our manifesto."
"The business world today is full of information overload and there is not enough time to sift through it. If you cannot capture people's attention and deliver your message with brevity, you'll lose them. Getting to the point is a non-negotiable standard. The reasons why are plentiful."
"Instead of strategy, market share, alignment, and execution, I want to shine the spotlight on what goes on in the minds and hearts of leaders that makes people want to follow them. My passion is finding out how leaders use themselves as instruments to drive positive change."
of Your Own Life Story by Jeremiah Miller
"What if I told you that there a formula to living a heroic life? What if there was a basic framework, a roadmap that anybody could follow in order to become the hero of their own life story? ... Even if you've never heard the term Hero's Journey before, the story will sound familiar."